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Mets fans have a serious problem with Hunter Pence

Monday, August 4, 2014, 9:52 AM
Minus factoring centrally into the worst trade of Ruben Amaro's tenure, Hunter Pence was an all right guy. He said that thing we all loved once, starred in a fantastic bread commercial, would have been a solid time traveler, and helped propel one of the more adrenaline-pumping rallies in Phillies history... Read more

Nick Foles cartoon caption contest winners

Sunday, August 3, 2014, 6:24 PM
On Monday, I asked for your best caption suggestions for my new Phanatic cartoon. Congrats to Drew, who came up with the winning caption, posted above. Here are the runner-ups: "Apparently the guy before me didn't even know two teams could tie." – Impressionante "Last warning -- stop slipping... Read more

Jeff Bridges bowls first pitch at LA Dodgers game, Lebowski-style

Saturday, August 2, 2014, 12:59 PM
Turns out the Dodgers did make a major acquisition at the trade deadline: Veteran pitcher Jeff Bridges. For at least one game, anyway. The Oscar-winning actor appeared at Chavez Ravine on Friday to toss out the first pitch, ostensibly to promote his upcoming film “The Giver” (gotta break... Read more

Projecting the Sixers 2014-15 starting lineup

Friday, August 1, 2014, 5:52 PM
Much of the conversation surrounding the Sixers over the past week has been about off-court issues, While the Sixers' stance on the NBA's proposed lottery changes is intriguing, let's shift the focus back to the on-court action for a moment. Last week I attempted to project the Sixers' complete 15-man... Read more

Joel Embiid completes Philadelphia tradition of being forced to eat cheesesteak

Friday, August 1, 2014, 3:30 PM
In a Philadelphia tradition as ancient as buying all-purpose meat by the barrel, Sixers draft pick and future co-rim menace Joel Embiid was parked in front of the main cheesesteak institutions of the city and asked to eat one so that the Sixers PR rep could snap his picture and tweet it out. First... Read more

Cole Hamels considering congressional run, or whatever

Friday, August 1, 2014, 12:32 PM
Cole Hamels' current deal with the Phillies ends in 2018, with an option for 2019. He will be 35 then, with his whole life ahead of him. Who knows how many more World Series titles he'll have under his belt! Will it be three? Zero? Feels like it'll be zero. At the moment. Perhaps that's why Hamels... Read more

Aug. 1: Amaro fiddles as Philly burns

Friday, August 1, 2014, 11:33 AM
On mobile? Click here to enlarge A consensus was reached on what Ruben Amaro was up to during the trade deadline yesterday. Ruben amaro proving he is the worst gm in all of sports by going to sleep on trade deadline day — Scott Tabrett (@stabs12) July 31, 2014 Did Ruben Amaro fall asleep... Read more

Sixers chosen rebuilding route inspiring change

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 1:39 PM
They’re far from the first team to do it. There were the 1996 Spurs, and the Nuggets and the Cavaliers in ’03. Then there were the Celtics and Sonics in 2006-07. No, the Sixers are far from the first team to set themselves up to struggle for a season, they just may have been the most... Read more

Live updates: 2014 MLB Trade Deadline

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12:49 AM
Stay up-to-date with all the latest news and rumors as the MLB Non-Waiver Trade Deadline approaches at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 31. Read more

76ers are reportedly resisting planned changes to NBA Draft lottery system

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 11:27 AM
The NBA has discussed altering its draft lottery system as soon as next season, but they are reportedly receiving some resistance from the team that such a move may affect the most, according to ESPN. The 76ers, who are facing another struggle of a season in 2014-15, are fighting changes that would... Read more
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